CPT Code: 85014
Order Code: C212
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: EDTA Whole Blood
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: EDTA (Lavender Top tube)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 8-10 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Do not centrifuge.
Transport: Store EDTA whole blood at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): Not Acceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C): Not Acceptable
Deep Frozen (-70°C): Not Acceptable
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than EDTA whole blood; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; clotted samples; grossly hemolyzed samples; samples drawn from above an IV
Methodology: Flow Cytometry
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
|Hematocrit||0-1 month||9.0-67.0 %|
|2-6 months||28.0-55.0 %|
|7 months-2 years||33.0-39.0 %|
|3-6 years||34.0-40.0 %|
|7-12 years||35.0-45.0 %|
|13-55 years, Female||33.1-44.2 %|
|13-65 years, Male||36.7-48.6 %|
|≥56 years, Female||32.8-48.4 %|
|≥66 years, Male||32.8-48.4 %|
Use: The hematocrit test measures the fraction of blood comprised of red blood cells, and is used to screen for, diagnose and monitor conditions that affect the number and size of red blood cells. These conditions include anemia, leukemia or a deficient diet. The hematocrit test may also be used to evaluate dehydration.
Limitations: Cold agglutinins and rare warm agglutinins may cause decreased hematocrit values.
Additional Information: Hematocrit results can be affected by recent transfusions and during pregnancy.
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